I'm freaking out .... This is my second Child my first daughter is 10 so i have a massive Gap when she was born there was NOT all this excitment about buggies
she had a sling when she was first born and a car seat because we drove every where and she was very small
when she got to about 6 months we got her a Mclaren which was cheap and easy to use
then when she got to 2 we got her a cheap stoller from mother care to take on holiday and drop her to nursery and stuff
HAVE THINGS CHANGED !
I live in central london and with all the congestion charge and not being able to park outside schools and parking inspectors increasing i will have to buy a buggy .......
I went to mothercare oxford street last night the first time since being pregnant because i haven't been too fussed about buying anything since it's my second (i have 9 weeks to go) and wanted to cry!
They have 3000 buggies with hardly any sales assistants who when you do get to speak to them are rubbish (the ladies down stairs where very helpful)
i tried to test out these buggies that where chained to the floor and it was just rediculous they didn't even move or so bulky they couldn't move
then they think it's a good idea to put some of the buggies on shelves ??? whats the point i that ............. when i finally did speak to a sales assistant she was trying her best but she just didn't know enough about the products in order to sell it to me
she just stuck to the one buggie (the buggaboo bee) which i actually think it is quite good compared to the other push chairs even though the price is just silly it looks good and feels light weight ... i'm not sure how a 3 year old will sit in it and since they only came out in Feb there will not be any research done yet
i was trying to get her to compare it to the other buggies and she just couldn't ???
she just kept telling me this is a good buggie and it's great
if it is so great why have so many other buggies on display she should have at least said this is what we have for your needs and tell me the pro's and cons about each???
i just dont get it i have read the reviews and i don't know what to do.............
i want a light weight push chair that faces me so i can see the baby ...i don't want 3000 straps .. i want my baby to be comfortable ....i want to have it for at least a year i don't mind paying the price so long as it's good quality ...it doesn't make sence me buying a £400 buggy that is going to collapse after 6 months, my baby grows out of real quickly it gets real dirty and is difficult to use .....can any one recomend ??
also to all the women who kept saying "you see it every where" isn't that a good thing ??? because if no one had it wouldn't you worry as to why no one else but you has bought it ???
seeing it every where is a good thing does that not mean it's a good product?? jezzzzzz you would think they where talking about a new pair of shoes or hand bang when did buggies become so complicated!
Heya there Rae,
Hehe i know how you feel. I hated buggy shopping when i was preggers. My Partner just wanted to spend loads of money as he was convinced that was the best thing to do and i on the other hand wanted something cheap and cheerful. In the end i went for a graco mosaic travel system in brown from mother care (about £179). I chose this one after spending hours pushing massive expensive prams round various stores. My daughter is 4 months now and the buggy goes everywhere with me. I walk a good 5 miles daily and there has so far been no sign of any wear or tear, it cleans lovley if anything does get on it. It has a car seat that can easily be attached to the frame when the baby is new born and you uderstandably want him or her facing you (and you can get a car seat auto base for about £30 too, so no annoying straps everytime you go in the car), Without the car seat on the buggy is very similar in size to a light weight pushchair but with a comfy multi position seat. My daughter loves going in her pram and sleeps everywhere we go .
I can remember being about to buy a nice big quinny thingy til my mum pointed out that me and my sister had managed okay without the use of a super expensive pram.
All the mums at the mummy/baby group i attend have all just had to buy cheap pushchairs because they were finding big bulky prams to much work, they are very upset that they wasted do much money on something they have only had 4 months use out of.
Hope this helps a little bit.
Good luck and best wishes
Mickayla x x x
I have the bebe confort streety it is really cool. Not only is it light weight it folds down really small and does not weight much either. for approx £250 I got the stroller, car seat footmuff raincover and hood which I though was great value. You can also get the carrycot but thats is extra. Me and my baby are really happy with this stroller and it still look great.
I hope this helps.
Thanks my love
I got 6 weeks to go........... still no buggy and it's doing my head in LOL
i'm sure i'll get my act together in the end at least my hospital bag is packed now xxxxxxxxx
Yeah i think i'm going to get one of those i'm only 5ft2 and some of the travel systems on the market are huge
even the buga boo greko i saw some poor lady struggling on the bus with hers it looked like a cot LOL!
i think the Bee is for me
i get what you mean my daughter is only 10 months and tiny and it's all the way up but because she is small it looks like it is all the way up i have to put the hood all the way back so she can see
another thing i have noticed when it is raining and and they sit up right the rain cover doesn't fit properly because the hood is too long and i have to push it back 1 so i can see her and they cannot see anything
this is the thing with new buggies they don't get tested by toddlers LOL!
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